In mid-march a Merriam officer described how he was within moments of pulling the trigger of his gun to defend himself against what he perceived to be a rifle. On March 25th Overland Park officers responded to a call regarding an armed disturbance. The caller observed a male get out of one car and approach another vehicle with what they described as a gun. Both incidents were responded to the same way. Officers deployed their duty weapons and made contact with the suspects of these calls. Both incidents also involved juveniles who were playing a game that, while intended to be fun, could have ended very badly.